All pages with keywords: natural disaster

Cyclone Idai’s devastating impacts highlight the importance of overseas aid from rich to poor countries

a commentary by Bob Ward 22 March, 2019

Bob Ward argues that the disastrous effects Cyclone Idai on Mozambique has shown the crucial importance of rich countries providing financial support to poor countries, to help them become more resilient to extreme weather and to adapt to climate change. read more »


Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Pakistan

Do natural disasters change savings and employment choices? Evidence from Pakistan

a working paper by Shaikh Eskander, Sam Fankhauser, Shikha Jha, Samavia Batool, Ayesha Qaisrani 12 February, 2018

This research investigates the economic response of rural households in Pakistan to natural disasters, particularly the extent to which they adjust their savings and income strategies in response to floods. read more »



Adaptation to natural disasters through the agricultural land rental market: evidence from Bangladesh

a working paper by Shaikh Eskander, Edward Barbier 12 May, 2016

This paper examines the effects of natural disasters on agricultural households who make rent-in or rent-out transactions in the land rental market, using data from Bangladesh. read more »


Rob Elliott – Climate Change and the Impact of Typhoons on Economic Activity in China

Research Seminar Serie 5 Dec 2012

Speaker: Rob Elliott, University of Birmingham read more »


Disasters and development: Natural disasters, credit constraints and economic growth

Disasters and development: Natural disasters, credit constraints and economic growth

a research article by Tom McDermott 23 November, 2013

Using a simple two-period model of the economy, we demonstrate the potential effects of natural disasters on economic growth over the medium to long term. In particular, we focus on the effect of such shocks on investment. read more »


Natural catastrophe insurance in China: policy and regulatory drivers for the agricultural and the property sectors

Natural catastrophe insurance in China: policy and regulatory drivers for the agricultural and the property sectors

a research article by Swenja Surminski 26 May, 2013

In: Orie, M. and Stahel, W. R. (eds.) The Geneva Reports Risk and Insurance Research Insurers’ contributions to disaster reduction—a series of case studies 7. The Geneva Association: Geneva, Switzerland. … read more »


Vulnerability to weather disasters: the choice of coping strategies in rural Uganda

Vulnerability to weather disasters: the choice of coping strategies in rural Uganda

a research article by Jennifer Helgeson, Simon Dietz 21 March, 2013

When a natural disaster hits, the affected households try to cope with its impacts. A variety of coping strategies, from reducing current consumption to disposing of productive assets, may … read more »


Vulnerability to weather disasters: the choice of coping strategies in rural Uganda

Vulnerability to weather disasters: the choice of coping strategies in rural Uganda

a working paper by Jennifer Helgeson, Simon Dietz 1 October, 2012

When a natural disaster hits, the affected households try to cope with its impacts. A variety of coping strategies may be employed, from reducing current consumption … read more »


What role for ‘long-term’ insurance in adaptation? An analysis of the prospects for and pricing of multi-year insurance contracts

What role for ‘long-term’ insurance in adaptation? An analysis of the prospects for and pricing of multi-year insurance contracts

a working paper by Nicola Ranger 1 September, 2011

Multi-year insurance has been proposed as a tool to incentivise policyholders to invest in property level adaptation. In a world of rising natural catastrophe risks, such … read more »